ERIC Number: ED419206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Brighter Futures: The Wisconsin Plan To Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy.
Wisconsin Executive Committee on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Madison.
The Executive Committee and the Subcommittee on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention were charged to develop and provide leadership to implement a state plan to reduce adolescent pregnancy in Wisconsin. Both the negative outcomes for adolescent parents and their children and the cost to society are at issue. This document serves as a first step to identify what works, what needs to be done, and who needs to be involved. Included in section 1 are the introduction, vision and mission statements, guiding principles, goal, considerations and "asset building." Section 2, "Defining the Issues," deals with the consequences and costs of adolescent childbearing, and factors linked to adolescent pregnancy. Section 3, "Toward a Shared Responsibility," includes recommendations for parents and family, youth, schools and education, community organizations, faith-based organizations, business and employers, health care community, media and public information, and government. Areas of special concern (subsequent pregnancies, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse and statutory rape) are highlighted. The plan concludes with a position statement. The appendices include results of the town hall listening sessions, a framework of 40 developmental assets for youth, pregnancy and birth statistics, and a statement on human growth and development. (EMK)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Workforce Development, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Executive Committee on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families